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Financial links around the Pacific Rim, 1982-1992

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  • Menzie D. Chinn
  • Jeffrey A. Frankel

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Interest rate links strengthened among some Pacific Rim countries over the period 1982-1992, even though substantial country barriers and currency barriers remain. The covered interest differential narrowed for Australia and New Zealand, as their programs of financial liberalization admitted them to the club whose members already included Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and Canada. The exchange risk premium also narrowed significantly for Australia during the period 1988-92 (for which survey data are available). Overall, world influences on local interest rates increased in Australia, Korea, Malaysia, and New Zealand. In the cases of Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, there appears to have been a shift of influence from Tokyo interest rates to New York interest rates. In the cases of Indonesia and (somewhat less significantly) Korea and Singapore, there are signs of influence shifting from New York to Tokyo.
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  • Menzie D. Chinn & Jeffrey A. Frankel, 1992. "Financial links around the Pacific Rim, 1982-1992," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, pages 17-47.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfpr:y:1992:p:17-47
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    1. Warren L. Coats, 1987. "Capital mobility and monetary policy: Australia, Japan, and New Zealand," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, pages 81-94.
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    1. Jeffrey A. Frankel, 1993. "Is Japan Creating a Yen Bloc in East Asia and the Pacific?," NBER Chapters,in: Regionalism and Rivalry: Japan and the United States in Pacific Asia, pages 53-88 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Cheung, Yin-Wong & Chinn, Menzie D. & Fujii, Eiji, 2003. "China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan: A quantitative assessment of real and financial integration," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 281-303.
    3. Ip-wing Yu & Laurence Fung & Chi-sang Tam, 2007. "Assessing Financial Market Integration In Asia - Equity Markets," Working Papers 0704, Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
    4. Cheung, Yin-Wong & Chinn, Menzie D. & Fujii, Eiji, 2006. "The Chinese economies in global context: The integration process and its determinants," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 128-153, March.
    5. Ramkishen S. Rajan & Reza Y. Siregar & Tony Cavoli, 2006. "Financial Integration in East Asia: How Far? How Much Further to Go?," Working Papers id:372, eSocialSciences.
    6. Chinn, Menzie-D & Dooley, Michael-P, 1997. "Financial Repression and Capital Mobility: Why Capital Flows and Covered Interest Rate Differentials Fail to Measure Capital Market Integration," Monetary and Economic Studies, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, vol. 15(2), pages 81-103, December.
    7. Hutchison, Michael M. & Singh, Nirvikar, 1997. "Equilibrium Real Interest Rate Linkages: The United States and Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 208-227, June.
    8. Jeffrey A Frankel, 1993. "Is there a Currency Bloc in the Pacific?," RBA Annual Conference Volume,in: Adrian Blundell-Wignall (ed.), The Exchange Rate, International Trade and the Balance of Payments Reserve Bank of Australia.

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    Keywords

    Pacific Area ; Interest rates ; Foreign exchange rates - Pacific Basin;

    JEL classification:

    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

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